How Very Un-Christian: Televangelist Calls for Chavez’ Death

I’m stunned… really I am… appalled, actually… Pat Robertson calls himself a Christian?

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson called on Monday for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling him a “terrific danger” to the United States.

Chavez has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of President Bush, accusing the United States of conspiring to topple his government and possibly backing plots to assassinate him. U.S. officials have called the accusations ridiculous.

“You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it,” Robertson said. “It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war … and I don’t think any oil shipments will stop.”

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5 Responses to How Very Un-Christian: Televangelist Calls for Chavez’ Death

  1. janet says:

    I read this story in my paper today and was appalled.

  2. Todd says:

    It reminds us who these “compassionate Christian conservatives” really are, and why it’s dangerous to have one in the White House.

  3. MSNBC has an “interesting” headline on this story –

    “Cheaper than war?”
    “Pat Robertson calls for killing of Venezuela’s President Chavez.”
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9047102/

    They also have a Live Vote:

    Did Pat Robertson go too far by calling for the assassination of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez? * 32938 responses

    No 16%
    Yes 81%
    Not sure 4%

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9050213/

  4. Todd says:

    Pamela,

    It makes you wonder about the 16%, doesn’t it?

  5. Todd

    Sure does. Lot’s of buzz on this on the web…